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Court committee picks judge to oversee St. Louis court clerks

It’s now up to the Supreme Court to decide who’s in charge of court clerks in St. Louis. The state Circuit Court Budget Committee met on Friday and voted to recommend the plan offered by Presiding Judge David Dowd. Dowd ...

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EMTs protected by official immunity, court rules

An appeals court has determined that city-employed emergency medical technicians can be protected by official immunity, comparing their conduct to police officers rather than health care professionals. In a case of first impression, the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ...

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‘I’m going to die here’

Public defender Amy Clay comforts her client, Lujuan Tucker, 24. In May, Tucker faced a civil commitment trial in St. Louis County. The jury decided Tucker - a convicted rapist who'd served a 5-year prison sentence - was a sexually violent predator and committed him indefinitely to a maximum security facility in Farmington. This much was definite: there are 123 men who’d been civilly committed to the state hospital over the past decade. Not one has completed the program and been released.

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